Dear Diary, Why am I Here?

“Why am I here?” Probably the most asked question in all of history and a perfect exploration for you in your diary. Here’s the best part of the question, it’s one only you can answer for yourself. This is a decision YOU decide. It also tells a lot about how you frame your life. AreContinue reading “Dear Diary, Why am I Here?”

Dear Diary – Why?

Why start a diary? I propose that it is to find the “why” in yourself. Why do I feel_________?, Why do I react like this_________? Why do I keep finding the same person to love? Why do keep hearing the same thing repeat itself in my head? and even the big one: Why am IContinue reading “Dear Diary – Why?”

Vaseline in Your Altered Book!

I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you’re using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used the slick pages so the Vaseline will wipe off easily. UseContinue reading “Vaseline in Your Altered Book!”

The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!

Have you had a busy day or it’s late at night & your brain can’t shut off? Are you waiting for someone? Are you just bored? I’ve got the best tool for relaxing (or a good use of extra time) – DOODLE! Studies show that repetitive hand motions helps to lower blood pressure and relaxContinue reading “The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!”

Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself

February is the “love” month so what better way to celebrate is committing to a practice of self-compassion and self-love? This month my blogs will be about what I think the essential steps we need to take toward the practice of loving ourselves. The first step I took was understanding that I am made upContinue reading “Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself”

Take Time for Reflection

During the last week of the month in our year of creative discovery, take time for reflection. Look back on the pages you did during the month – what are they saying to you? Your art is in the doing and the conversation you have with it. Art comes from the way down deep insideContinue reading “Take Time for Reflection”